VentureBeat Lab and Xsolla Announce Expanding Strategic Multimedia Partnership for 2023

The partnership will include various gaming events, interviews and online series providing insights into the gaming industry

San Francisco, California, March 17, 2023 – VentureBeat and GamesBeat, a leading technology media platform, announce a comprehensive partnership with Xsolla, a global video games trading company, for 2023. Powered by VentureBeat’s branded content studio VentureBeat Lab (VB Lab), the partnership will include various gaming events, livestream interviews, video series and highlighting of the latest trends and insights, all with data helping the entire industry.

The 2023 partnership kicks off at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in March, where GamesBeat Senior Writer Dean Takahashi interviews Xsolla President Chris Hewish live from GDC to discuss his perspectives as we move into another unique phase of our enter mature industry. The interview will be livestreamed on on March 23rd at 10am PT. Then, at 11:00 a.m. PT, GamesBeat author Jordan Questions will interview Jen Premisler, Mastercard’s Senior Vice President of Fintech & Segment Solutions, and Berkley Egenes, Xsolla Chief Marketing Officer, about creating more rewarding payment options for players in gaming.

Throughout 2023, VentureBeat will live stream three more recent interviews with Xsolla as part of GamesBeat Live Updates presented by VB Lab. Xsolla will also be a strategic partner at GamesBeat’s flagship event, the GamesBeat Summit, “The Next Level” in person live in LA on May 22-23, hosting a private roundtable and main stage presentation on the latest gaming be cognitions. The summit will also explore how the industry is moving to a new level where agility and adaptability are critical to success, with other topics such as business models, monetization strategies and predictions for our growing future.

“Working with VB Lab on VentureBeat and GamesBeat is an important partnership that helps us share our history and vision for the future of the video game industry,” said Berkley Egenes, Chief Marketing Officer, Xsolla. “By partnering with one of the most innovative media platforms, we are able to shape the story of how important it is to make games available to everyone around the world. We look forward to working together and sharing the vision for the future of what is possible in the video game and fintech industries.”

Throughout the year, VentureBeat will feature Xsolla in a series of VB Spotlights (custom webinars) on topics important to developers and monetizing their games. The goal is to provide insights and best practices for growth.

​​”VB Lab represents our innovative process of how we work with our strategic partners at VentureBeat and GamesBeat, and we are proud to announce our growing partnership with Xsolla, the leader in disruptive gaming e-commerce,” says Gina Joseph, Executive Vice President of VentureBeat.

We both share a passion for creating thoughtful and authentic content for our engaged readers and event attendees, and together we will provide valuable insights that the gaming industry craves. You can access this content through our multimedia platforms, including live discussions, events and on-demand video content. This allows the gaming community to consume our unique content and get exclusive insights in real time and on their own time. We are excited to launch these new initiatives and pave the way for creative strategic partnerships in the publishing and gaming industries.”

About VentureBeat

Founded in 2008, VentureBeat is the leading journalistic tech source for artificial intelligence, gaming and tech news and events, providing rich context to help business leaders make smart decisions. We explain the latest tech and gaming trends with an eye on what’s changing people’s lives. VentureBeat game writers are in the top 5 according to Techmeme and are indispensable in the industry when it comes to reliable gaming industry coverage. The website has 49 million website users annually, 6 million unique visits per month and 12 million page views per month. VentureBeat and GamesBeat events include 39 percent of them C-suite business decision makers and 80 percent business decision makers focused on transformative technology. The company has a social following of 1.6 million on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

VB Lab presents how VentureBeat and GamesBeat work with its partners. His focus on strategic thought leadership, needs generation and branded content studio services provides our strategic partners with exceptional business outcomes using proven processes where we listen, generate ideas and create innovative opportunities and custom go-to-market solutions.

About Xsolla

Xsolla is a global video game trading company with a robust and powerful set of tools and services designed specifically for the video game industry. Since its inception in 2005, Xsolla has helped thousands of game developers and publishers of all sizes fund, market, launch and monetize their games globally and across multiple platforms. As an innovative leader in gaming retail, Xsolla’s mission is to solve the inherent complexities of global sales, marketing and monetization to help our partners reach more geographies, generate more revenue and build relationships with gamers worldwide. With headquarters and registered offices in Los Angeles, California, and offices in Berlin, Seoul, Beijing, Kuala Lumpur, and cities around the world, Xsolla powers major gaming titles including Valve, Twitch, Roblox, Ubisoft, Epic Games, Take-Two, KRAFTON, Nexters, NetEase, Playstudios, Playrix, miHoYo and more.

Media contacts:

Skyler Matthews, Zebra Partner

1-425-533-3811 | [email protected]

Derrick Stembridge, Global Director of Public Relations, Xsolla

+1 (919) 480-0002 | [email protected]

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